643 Project Space is pleased to present an exhibition of Vestments, Shrines and Altars by artist Leslie Ann McQuaide. In her work, Leslie seeks to honor women by building shrines and creating vestments the embody the power women offer the world community. Working with found materials and discarded articles, she seeks to build structures as direct expressions of love that underlies “All that has ever been created.” According to Leslie, her process is a simple one, “I regularly go to the Ventura thrift stores, most particularly the Coalition Against Household Violence. I wander and wait for stuff to call to me, and when it does I take it back to the studio and never know whether the objects are for a current piece or one in the future.” Leslie never forces the found objects towards each other, rather she allows the enchantment of the materials, old and worn, to show their beauty.
Leslie has been exhibiting her work locally and around California since 2005, and this is her second solo exhibition. Over the past 4-years she immersed herself in her work, spending hours in her studio in Ventura.
Please join us Friday, September 7, 2018, 5-8:00 pm at 643 Project Space, 643 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA for her opening reception.
The exhibition runs from September 7 - 28, 2018.
Gallery Hours: Saturdays/Sundays 9/8-9/25 12-3PM, by appointment 9/8-9/25. Please call 805-644-1349/805-320-8113 to set up an appointment.